They "Endorse" McCain and Dis Brother FrankThey weren't going to endorse, but the Knoxville News-Sentinel quickly figured out that it needed to keep subscribers and gave John McCain a weak endorsement.
This means they aren't liberal, right? Well, they endorsed David Seal over Frank Niceley here in the 17th District. The News-Sentinel is more concerned with maintaining the handgun ban in State parks than with retaining one of the most responsive, accessible representatives on the Hill. Why?
While it is difficult to go against a widely known incumbent, the editorial board finds Seal’s goals are more compatible with its policies.
The policies of the News-Sentinel editorial board are more important than the needs of the people of the 17th District. David Seal doesn't know agricultural policy from a hole in the ground in one of the most agricultural districts in the State of Tennessee? Who cares? After all, Seal fits in with the policies of the News-Sentinel. Oh joy!
The only people that I've met who aren't supporting Frank's re-election are Democrats who believe everything they read in the News-Sentinel.
I'm sure that Mr. Seal is well-meaning, and is probably a Democrat running as an independent because he can't win with a D next to his name out here in God's Country. I don't deny that David Seal is very likely a good man and I am glad that he wants to serve the community. He isn't doing Jefferson County much of a service by trying to unseat a man who truly knows the people that he represents.
Over the years, I have dealt with a lot of people in government. I have yet to meet a representative who is as open and accessible to their constituents as Frank Niceley. I've lived in several places and had several elected representatives, and Frank Niceley is by far and away the best constituency representative that I have ever had at any level of government. A few folks really don't realize how good we have it.
Speaking for Nicole and myself: Frank, we love and appreciate you and all that you do for Jefferson County. We hope and pray that you are our State Representative for many years to come.
The KNS can just scratch their mad spot...